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If you’re like us, you love God and love doing His work. Prayer is undoubtedly the most vital piece to helping those in poverty, but maybe you want to do more. We do too.

At Bright Hope, we work with local, indigenous churches to bring Hope for Today, Tomorrow and Eternity to those living in the world’s poorest urban slums and remote villages.

We are always eager to meet like-minded Christians who want to partner alongside us—maybe that’s you!

Look what a gift of $18 has the power to do:


There’s an undernourished child in the slums of Nairobi—give them a hot meal at school.


A farmer in Uganda wants to start a chicken business so he can increase his income so his kids can go to school—give them a chicken.


There’s a child in Zambia who wants to learn about God—give them a children’s Bible storybook.

Sometimes, it’s really easy to change a life.

We invite you to give a gift today and become our Ally in the fight against extreme poverty.  

Bright Hope is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and a trusted member of the ECFA.

See your gift changing lives!

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3 Questions You May Have about Helping the Extreme Poor


Before I led Bright Hope, I got hung up on questions that stopped me from doing anything for the poor. I’ve put three common questions below, along with the answers I’ve found to be true after many years of serving the extreme poor in developing nations. I hope you find them helpful. 

What is the most effective way to help the poor? Does God want me to provide food, dig a well, become a missionary or sponsor a child?

After years of study and prayer, I have learned that God wants us to be engaged and involved with the poor. Sometimes, that might mean sacrificing financially, sometimes going to difficult places, and sometimes simply praying. The “what” you do will grow over time, but it is most important that the “why” you are doing it comes from a desire to glorify God with who you are and what you have.

What organization has Jesus Christ at the center of their ministry and will use every penny I give effectively for the poor?

Finding quality Christian-based organizations is easy to do. Go to, a group started with the help of Billy Graham, and find organizations that align with your values and are doing work you believe in. Then when you have a few, look them up in Charity Navigator. Any organization with a 3- or 4-star rating is a good organization to donate to. I know this because for the last 16 rating years, Bright Hope has 11 4-star ratings and four 3-star ratings. That’s not easy to do, but it shows you we care about every penny donated, and we do the most good possible with your donations.

Shouldn’t we help the poor here in USA first?

The good news is we already do. First, our taxes provide the average poor family of four $63,000 in aid and subsidies. On top of that, state, county and local governments give more benefits and subsidies. Finally, charities and churches spend billions of dollars helping the poor in our local communities. At Bright Hope we celebrate how much Americans fund programs meant to help right here at home. But when we examine those who are the poorest in the world, we find they get less than 1% of our federal budget in aid, and even less than 1% of our donations to churches and charities. There is no safety net for them. Bright Hope believes everyone deserves a roof over their heads, food on their table, and opportunities to go to school and be a part of a flourishing church. So, Bright Hope focuses on helping the neediest people in our world.

If you gleaned some new insights here and would like to learn more, we suggest you sign up for our blog: we’ll send you an email a week with poverty-related articles and insights, incredible stories of transformation happening around the world, and creative ways you can help break the cycle of poverty in some of the poorest places.

The Bright Hope Promise

Bright Hope is a registered 501(c)(3) charity, and a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. We have been engaging the local church around the world for more than 45 years in the global fight against extreme poverty in their communities. We are committed to helping the extreme poor with the most effective and efficient methods, and we promise to treat every penny donated as if God, Himself, gave it to us.